Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CBD Saint John NB 1110 kHz QSL and Audio

It was a pleasant surprise to hear CBD Saint John NB on 1110 kHz for the first time on the 27th October 1985 via the FRG7 and 30 metre longwire antenna at Pinelands.

I was fortunate to recieve the above QSL card in response to my reception report to the station.


Google Earth image showing the close proximity of the Swartriet holiday cottages to the coast. The cottages are situated just north of Saldanha Bay on the west coast of South Africa.


A memorable dxpedition to Swartriet in June 1988 with dxers Vince Stevens and James Arm included a sensational opening from North America and Europe. Strong signals from North America included CBD on 1110 kHz over a distance of 12 080 km via the FRG7 and 1 km beverage antenna.

A recording of the historical reception has been preserved and is available here. The recording was made during station sign-off on the 6th June 1988. CBD ceased broadcasting on AM later that year.

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